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Study: Tea Boosts Immune System. Spanish actress Silvia Tortosa touches the hand of the wax figure of U.S.

Study: Tea Boosts Immune System

President Barack Obama during its presentation in the Wax Museum of Madrid in Madrid Monday June 15, 2009. (AP Photo/EFE, Gustavo Cuevas) ** NO SALES, LATIN AMERICA, CARIBBEAN AND SPAIN OUT ** AP Photo/EFE, Gustavo Cuevas Drinking tea may help keep the doctor away. A new study finds that tea boosts the body's defenses against infection and contains a substance that might be turned into a drug to protect against disease, researchers say. Coffee does not have the same effect, they say. A component in tea was found in laboratory experiments to prime the immune system to attack invading bacteria, viruses and fungi, according to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences released Monday.

A second experiment, using human volunteers, showed that immune system blood cells from tea drinkers responded five times faster to germs than did the blood cells of coffee drinkers. How To Grow Tea. Grow your own tea - can you do that?

How To Grow Tea

The short answer is yes. All tea comes from the same plant (Camellia sinensis) and you can grow your own, if you're so inclined. Now, if you have visions of popping some seeds in the dirt, picking tea leaves a few months later, steeping them and kicking back to marvel at your skill, hold on a minute. It's not quite that simple. If you're going to make a serious commitment to growing tea with the intention of one day harvesting and drinking it, there are a few things to consider.

The other important point to consider is location, location, location or perhaps more specifically - climate, climate, climate. If you'd like to take a crack at growing tea plants from seed, look here and here for supplies. For some more pointers on growing your own tea plants, refer to the Hawaii Tea Society, whose members have been growing tea on the islands for a number of years.

IQ Innovations 51552 Fine T 4-Cup Gourmet Tea Machine Zarafina Tea Maker Suite. Lemon-Ginger Iced Tea. Wikipedia- Health effects of coffee. Coffee is a brewed beverage prepared from the roasted or baked seeds of several species of an evergreen shrub of the genus Coffea.

Wikipedia- Health effects of coffee

The two most common sources of coffee beans are the highly regarded Coffea arabica, and the "robusta" form of the hardier Coffea canephora. The latter is resistant to the coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix), but has a more bitter taste. Coffee plants are cultivated in more than 70 countries, primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Once ripe, coffee "berries" are picked, processed and dried to yield the seeds inside. The seeds are then roasted to varying degrees, depending on the desired flavor, before being ground and brewed to create coffee. Coffee is slightly acidic (pH 5.0–5.1[1]) and can have a stimulating effect on humans because of its caffeine content. Etymology[edit] The first reference to coffee in the English language is in the form chaoua, dated to 1598. History[edit] Legendary accounts[edit] Historical transmission[edit]

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